Erasmus+ Capacity Building

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    EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency)
    European Commission
    Applications should be submitted online under one of the annual calls for proposals published by the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.
    Formal sciences
    Natural sciences
    Professions and applied sciences
    Social sciences
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
    Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)
    Leading Researcher (R4) (Researchers leading their research area or field)


Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education are transnational cooperation projects, based on multilateral partnerships, primarily between higher education institutions from Programme and eligible Partner Countries.

The aim of these projects is to support eligible Partner Countries to:

1. modernise, internationalise and increase access to higher education

2. address the challenges facing their higher education institutions and systems

3. increase cooperation with the EU

4. voluntarily converge with EU development in higher education, and

5. promote people to people contacts, intercultural awareness, and understanding.

What is funded

Projects typically last 2 or 3 years and the grant varies between EUR 500,000 and EUR 1 million. It can be used to cover staff costs, travel costs, costs of stay, equipment and sub-contracting activities.


2 - 3 years


Organisations intending to apply must do so as part of a consortium. For projects addressing one Partner Country, a consortium must in principle include three Programme Countries, as well as:

- at least one HEI from each Programme Country taking part

- at least three HEIs from the Partner Country

- at least as many Partner Country HEIs as Programme Country HEIs

For projects addressing more than one Partner Country, at least two eligible Partner Countries and at least three Programme Countries must be involved. A consortium must, in principle, include:

- at least one HEI from each Programme Country taking part

- at least two HEIs from each Partner Country taking part

at least as many Partner Country HEIs as Programme Country HEIs


The responsibility for the funding offers published on this website, including the funding description, lies entirely with the publishing institutions. The application is handled uniquely by the employer, who is also fully responsible for the recruitment and selection processes.